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[UPDATE] "It's Happening Again": Twenty-Five Years of Twin Peaks: EXTENDED DEADLINE! (new submission date: September 30 2015)

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Wednesday, July 29, 2015 - 5:15pm
Eric Hoffman and Dominick Grace

Call for Papers for "It's Happening Again": 25 Years of Twin Peaks is a proposed edited collection on the television show Twin Peaks. Eric Hoffman and Dominick Grace solicit essays for a new collection celebrating one of television's greatest cult phenomena. Originally airing in 1990/91, Mark Frost and David Lynch's Twin Peaks will be returning, just over twenty-five years after it went off the air, and this collection will explore the show in the context of its time, and its legacy. We are interested in papers on all aspects of the television program as well as on tie-ins and connected materials (e.g. the film Fire Walk with Me, the new Log Lady material added for the show's run on Bravo, the book The Secret Diary of Laura Palmer, etc.).

Special Issue: Christianity in Contemporary Native America (Sept. 30, 2015)

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Wednesday, July 29, 2015 - 5:04pm
Editors: Kimberly G. Wieser (University of Oklahoma), Rachel R. Luckenbill (Duquesne University)

Contemporary perspectives on Christianity's role in American Indian communities are diverse and often ambiguous, partly due to this religion's involvement in colonization. While some grassroots traditionalists and many in the activist and academic communities frequently reject Christianity for its role in dismantling American Indian traditions and identities, the past is complex, and the American Indian Christian community is strong and growing. The last two decades have seen its resurgence. Recent works such as Mona Susan Power's Sacred Wilderness Sterlin Harjo's This May Be the Last Time, and The Cherokee Hymnbook: New Edition for Everyone reflect ongoing practices of Christianity in Indian Country today.

Interdisciplinary Approaches to the Transmission of Ideas in Colonial America- NEMLA 2016, Hartford, CT- Abstract Deadline 9/30

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Wednesday, July 29, 2015 - 4:06pm
Northeast Modern Language Association

Scholarship regarding the creation and transmission of ideas in colonial British America often falls under the methodology of one discipline or another. Literary scholars, historians, philosophers, musicologists, archaeologists, anthropologists, and others research and discuss the same areas of inquiry, but seldom work in close proximity and dialogue with one another. This panel is an opportunity for scholars across the disciplines to share their own ideas about the movement of knowledge and ideologies in seventeenth- and eighteenth-century colonial British America.

[CFP] Powerful and Dangerous: Audre Lorde's Legacy Today - Aug 7 deadline

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Wednesday, July 29, 2015 - 3:12pm
Lana Lin/Society for Cinema and Media Studies

The siting of the 2016 SCMS conference in Atlanta (3/30-4/3/16), where the Audre Lorde papers are housed at Spelman College, provides an ideal opportunity to convene a panel that addresses Lorde's investment in the intersections of race, gender, class, ability, age, and power. This panel seeks scholars, media makers, activists, and educators who have made use of the Audre Lorde archive, both at Spelman and at large, to examine the impact of the Black lesbian feminist poet's ideas on the contemporary moment.

[Update] Call for Panels and Creative Work--Southern Writers Symposium--October 23-24, 2015

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Wednesday, July 29, 2015 - 10:34am
Southern Writers Symposium at Methodist University

Our focus is on the South, but for the 2015 Symposium, we are particularly interested in the intersection of art, particularly photography, and creative writing. How does the visual evoke the written word?

We are accepting proposals for readings in fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction as well as panel discussions and workshops.

Writing Workshops: Propose a workshop that gives Symposium attendees practical writing advice that enhances their writing. All genres and geographic locations welcome.

Presentation/Panel Discussion Sessions: Pitch a panel or presentation that explores any aspect of creative writing from the idea to the marketplace.

The Bible and 19th-Century American Women Writers (NeMLA, March 17-20, 2016 Connecticut)

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Wednesday, July 29, 2015 - 8:48am
Amy Easton-Flake/Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)

Direct references and allusions to Christianity or the Bible are an integral part of much 19th-century literature. This panel takes seriously this oft-neglected aspect of women's writing. Papers will likely explore questions such as how did women use Biblical allusions to advance stories or causes, how did they make scriptures relevant to contemporary society, or how did they use literature to comment on and take part in shaping religious doctrines and practices. Please submit abstracts of 200-300 words through the NeMLA site https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/User/SessionManage/15609 by September 30, 2015.

Options for Teaching Modernist Women Writers in English (MLA Series): DEADLINE 12/1/15

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Tuesday, July 28, 2015 - 4:15pm
Janine Utell / Modern Language Association

Essay proposals are invited for a volume entitled Teaching Modernist Women's Writing in English, to appear in the Options for Teaching series published by the Modern Language Association. The purpose of the volume is to meet the needs of instructors seeking pedagogical strategies for teaching modernist women's writing in English and the ways in which women were vital creators and participants in the works and networks of modernism.

Contemporary Literature as Digital Literature - NeMLA 2016, Hartford, CT

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Tuesday, July 28, 2015 - 3:08pm
Timothy Wilcox / Stony Brook University

Digital technology permeates the daily experience of life in the Western world - through shifting social relations owing to social media, the ability to search and store mass amounts of information, ever-increasing recording and broadcasting possibilities, and so on. Even in areas where cell phones and Internet access are absent, lives are still shaped by new forms of globalization building off possibilities - or new needs - opened up by digital technology. This panel seeks papers which examine the relationship between literature and digital technology.

The City in Quarantine--abstract due 9/30/15, conference 3/17-20, 2016

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Tuesday, July 28, 2015 - 11:34am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)

In William Shakespeare and Thomas Middleton's problematic play Timon of Athens, the fate of Athens hangs in the balance as the eponymous character threatens the city with literal and figurative diseases from outside its walls. Timon thus embodies a nightmarishly pathogenic force, sending forth plagues and venereal diseases to "thatch your poor thin roofs/With burthens of the dead" (V.iii.143-145), even as the city's gates bar his physical entrance. Although Timon of Athens has traditionally been regarded as an anti-corruption allegory, the play thus presents fruitful opportunities for examination through the lens of quarantine and urban containment.

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